Outdoor dining is a special treat in summertime, but summer can also be the enemy of fresh food. Mayo-based salads, meats and many other dishes can spoil quickly in hot weather. You’ll want to find ways to keep them cold and safe with your outdoor remodeling plans, so here are some outdoor kitchen ideas to … Read More
When kitchen renovations cost $20,000 or more, you might think you’re stuck with an outdated, inefficient or simply boring space forever. That simply isn’t true as this article demonstrates by outlining the various cost items for any kitchen remodel. Budget kitchen renovations aren’t new and
Forget the man cave, a woman cave (or she shed) is what you want. And there’s a big difference. Where the typical man cave is filled with manly things, a woman cave is filled with whatever makes you happy. It doesn’t even have to be in the basement. If you love all things pink and … Read More
Downsizing from our Victorian house in Portsmouth, NH to a condo near the ocean, meant coming up with a new furniture strategy. The master bedroom was a lot smaller so we explored lots of floor plans
When searching for a new house, one of the first questions you get asked is how many bedrooms do you need? This question probably makes perfect sense for young couples planning a family. For others, the question is often less about sleeping and more about spare bedroom ideas
While spend more time indoors and get outdoors when the weather is nice. New houses have decks, patios and sometimes balconies. Where safety is a concern, building codes require the use of balustrades or railing systems.
Do you love your home office? If you don’t, do you know why your home office design isn’t working for you? There’s a story behind these questions which prompted my research on this topic.
Bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the house. Maybe that’s why we like to update them more often, because we think small means less money and less work? Wrong! Bathrooms might be small but they’re actually more challenging when it comes to remodeling. That’s because you have to work around all the stuff crammed into this small … Read More
Do you know why some homes have a deck while others have a patio? Patios are usually at ground level where they can easily support the weight of the concrete, pavers, stone, tile, brick or pebbles they’re build from. Decks offer more flexibility, ranging from just above ground level to the roof of a garage or house. While it’s … Read More
We’re used to seeing electrical outlets along the walls, down near the floor. In kitchens and bathrooms you also find outlets on the walls just above the counter tops. The challenge is with open floor plans there are fewer walls, so fewer places to put outlets. This seems a bit crazy with all our new … Read More